The Slater boys and Marceline girls were victorious in the semifinals of the Glasgow Tournament Wednesday.
The Slater Wildcats got out to a blazing start en route to a 73-28 win over the Fayette Falcons. The Wildcats led 24-2 after one quarter and 40-8 at the half. After Fayette outscored the Wildcats 18-15 in the third quarter, Slater held the Falcons to two fourth-quarter points. Three Wildcats finished in double figures: Hank Jacobson led the way with 17, Chandler Zdybel scored 15 and Aden Campbell added 14. Slater coach Dillon Yung said this was the type of performance his team needed.
Fayette coach Jon Bishop was very blunt about his team’s play.
Fayette will play in the third-place game Friday night. Slater faces the winner of Cairo-New Franklin on Saturday.
In the girls semi, the Marceline Lady Tigers knocked off the Glasgow Lady Jackets 49-40. The Lady Tigers also got off to a hot start, leading 17-5 after the first quarter. Marceline coach Jordan Beck had words of praise for Kenzie Stahl, who tied for a game-high 20 points.
The other 20 point scorer was Glasgow’s Brenna Hubbard despite sitting for most of the second quarter after picking up three early fouls. The Lady Jackets got within striking distance in the second half but could never put a distinct run together. Glasgow coach Molly Monnig walked through the various missed opportunities.
Marceline gets the winner of Cairo-Fayette. Both the girls championship and third-place game will be Saturday.
Glasgow Tournament coverage continues Thursday with the other pair of semifinals. Pregame is set for 5:50 on KRES.
Slater coach Dillon Yung:
Fayette coach Jon Bishop:
Marceline coach Jordan Beck:
Glasgow coach Molly Monnig: